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UK to Offer Free Tin Foil to Addicts

By Chrisanne Grise

Experts hope offering the foil at treatment centers will reduce health risks and encourage more addicts to seek treatment. MORE  

How to Make a Syringe in Prison

By Seth Ferranti

As the 19th International AIDS Conference in DC spotlights needle exchange programs, The Fix reports from America's prison system, where addicts take matters into their own hands. MORE  

Doc's Crusade to Cure his Own Hep-C

By Jed Bickman

Hepatitis C is often caught from used needles and is difficult to detect—but it can be cured, as one researcher demonstrated on himself. MORE  

California Gov Opens Up Needle Access

By Jennifer Matesa

Jerry Brown signs two bills to make sterile syringes easier to obtain in the Golden State, aiming to reduce the spread of diseases like HIV and hepatitis C. MORE  

Needle Park Panic at The Times

By Maia Szalavitz

Red-faced Gray Lady has to issue a correction after running error-laden letter attacking liberal Dutch drug laws. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Dirk Hanson

Seniors Urged to Cut Back on Booze, Feds Bust Big Chicago Drug Ring, and Drug War Divides Cops and Communities. MORE  

Feds Freaked by Rising Hep C Rates in Massachusetts

By Kenneth Garger and Walter Armstrong

75% of Massachusetts young people with hepatitis C have injected drugs. MORE  

The Needle and the (Infectious) Damage Done

By Dirk Hanson

With needles, you’re at risk for infections you can’t even pronounce. MORE  

Hep C: It's Just a Shot Away

By Dirk Hanson

Know your alphabet: Injecting drug users are more frequently infected with hepatitis A, B, C, and D. MORE  

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